Fishtrap Reconstruction

*** 1/8/19 Update ***

All the earthwork embankment work has been completed and the roadway and bridge contractor has begun to drill the piers for the bridges.

*** 9/12/18 Update ***

The reconstruction of Fishtrap Road between Gee Road and Red Fox Drive is a much needed improvement to the transportation system in the Town of Prosper and will ensure the roadway and bridge will be above the 100-year storm water elevation. The construction of the improvements will be expedited by allowing the contractor to have full access to the site. The construction timeline will be reduced by what would normally be an 18-month construction schedule to a 12-month schedule.

The Town is continuing to work with Frisco (FM 423) and the TxDOT District office (FM 1385) on US 380 signal timing. The exponential growth of traffic makes the timing of any construction a significant disruption.

One possible route for access to the Dallas North Tollway is to drive north from the intersection Fishtrap Road and FM 1385 to FM 428 and driving east on FM 428 towards the DNT.

We certainly understand and appreciate the frustrations of motorists in the Town of Prosper, and continue to work on improving the infrastructure. Thank you for your patience.

ROAD CLOSURE – On Monday 9/10/18 we will be closing Fishtrap Road between the Gee Road intersection and Red Fox Drive. This section of road will be closed for approximately 12 months to accommodate the construction of two bridges totaling 1000 linear feet and 2600 linear feet of road improvements, raising the road out of the floodplain.

Concurrently, on Monday 9/10/18, we will be installing a raised temporary construction crossing on Fishtrap Road, 400 feet east of Gee Road. This temporary crossing will remain in place for three weeks, to facilitate large construction vehicles across Fishtrap, while allowing through traffic guided by signage and/or flaggers. Weather permitting, after three weeks (approximately 10/1/18) we will dismantle and remove the raised crossing.

Motorists are encouraged to be mindful of construction signage and urged to use caution when traveling through the area, especially when workers are present.

Thank you for your patience.



Bridge crews have completed the decks of both bridges and 75% of the bridge rail in the project. AT&T is nearing completion of the relocation’s of fiber and Staff continues discussions with CoServ regarding potential solutions for overhead power lines. With the anticipated completion of the bridges this month, the contractor expects to begin preparing subgrade for paving early next month. Staff also continues to work with TxDOT on the next portion of the project (Segment E), which will continue the improvements and realign Fishtrap to curve into FM 1385, south of Dove Creek Circle.


Fishtrap has an estimated completion date of September 20.

Monthly updates can be found in the CIP Update available here.